Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday May 13, 2015

GameStop, WB and CD PROJEKT RED Set Monsters Loose on City Streets

Exploring cities all over the world just got a lot more interesting -- as GameStop and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment are using Google Maps to turn city streets into monster tracking courses. The world’s largest gaming retailer is hosting the biggest monster hunt online ahead of the May 19 launch of Warner Brothers and CD PROJEKT RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The consumer engagement program kicked off at 12:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 11 and will be live through Tuesday, May 19 at 11:59 a.m. CDT. In this digital pursuit, players will experience the exploration and great detail seen in the fantasy world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as they spot characters from the game in real-world locations and seek its monsters for prizes. The Monster Hunt is hosted on, and easy to play on a desktop. It leverages the Google Maps API and Javascript API alongside the Street View function to transform a Google Map into a live race to find monsters hidden at historic and exotic locales all over the globe.